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The Old Turner Inn

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Zionsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Roger and Kathleen were excellent hosts. They know the island well and offered many helpful suggestions. The accommodations were comfortable, and we really enjoyed meeting the other guests during the wine and appetizer hour each afternoon. Altogether, we had a very good experience at The Old Turner Inn. We look forward to returning to Catalina and The Old Turner Inn.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Kathleen rocks!! Felt like family the moment we stepped in the front door. She hooked our family up with Catalina transportation for a 2.5 hour private jeep tour of the island. Fabulous time! She had snacks in the late afternoon and that was nice. Our king room was a free upgrade and the room was comfy and quiet. The bed... More 

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

If you're reading this review, it's probably to answer the question, "is this a good place to stay?" Let me cut to the chase, yes, yes it is! Kathleen and her brother Roger are wonderful hosts who are eager to share their knowledge and answer any questions you may have about Avalon and Catalina. The rooms are clean and well... More 

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San Mateo, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We traveled with 3 couples to Catalina and chose the Turner Inn as one couple stayed there before. The location is perfect. Just two block walk from the water/restaurants. Our host Gina was great. Her friend Karen was visiting and pitching in and between the two of them, they were so friendly, fun, enthusiastic and added much hospitality to our... More 

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League City, Texas
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Great place to stay, meet people, and learn a little about the island. Our room was one of only a couple that have a window AC but we only really needed it when we first got there. Once you open the windows, the cool breeze keeps the room pretty comfortable. We booked with Kathleen and she was SUPER nice and... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I stayed in this lovely B & B with several friends from college--a mini-reunion. The rooms were attractive and comfortable, the location was central and convenient. Our host, Kathleen, provided lots of good advice and island history, and the breakfasts were delicious, nourishing and abundant. In addition, we were provided appetizers and wine in the late afternoon. A wonderful stay!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Stayed the weekend at the Old Turner Inn recently taking a quick break from work and instead of going back home to Chicago. Very cute, quaint BnB. Great service and hospitality, delicious and fresh homemade brunch each morning, and right near all the action. Good deal, and nice weekend. Would recommend for someone looking to do a BnB on the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We came to Avalon for a family gathering and reserved the "whole house" at the Old Turner Inn. It worked perfect for us to be able to use the living and dining areas to talk, play cards and assemble jigsaw puzzles (one each day!) Kathleen was a helpful host and the location was very convenient. We definitely would stay there... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Staying on Avalon had been on our bucket list since the 70s when we were students in Southern California, so when we were finally able to plan a getaway to Avalon, we chose the perfect spot: the Old Turner Inn. We were dumb, though, to only book one night at the Inn. We should have booked several nights! The delicious,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Well, Trippers: if any of you are planning a trip to Southern California or in the vacinity thereof and plan on going to Catalina Island, please stay at The Old Turner Inn Bed & Breakfast. It is wonderful. Suzanne and I went there for her birthday (stayed Sunday through Tuesday morning... a lot of freebies on Catalina Island on your... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
There is nothing like the staying at The Old Turner Inn. You'll feel connected to the Island by being hosted by a family that has had roots here since 1878. Located in the heart of Avalon, just one short block from the waterfront, beaches, shops & restaurants, this immaculately kept Cape Cod structure reveals a balance of comfort and elegance to its guests. Sunny sitting porches, in-room fireplaces, private bathrooms, antiques, gallery quality artwork of Catalina scenes, historic family photos, and a grand piano combined with our full, scrumptious hot breakfast and friendly staff... Together, they set the mood for a unique, romantic and relaxing Island getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Turner Inn

Address: 232 Catalina Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $150 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Old Turner Hotel Avalon
The Old Turner Inn Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
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